ASECS 2020, St. Louis

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 23, 2020

Although this year’s ASECS conference was cancelled, I want to acknowledge the many interesting panels and talks that were planned for this past weekend. I was looking forward to it. And what a stunning cover for the program! CH

2020 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, 19–21 March 2020

The 51st annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies was scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, before it was cancelled in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. HECAA was to be represented by the Anne Schroder New Scholars’ Session, chaired by Susanna Caviglia and scheduled for Friday morning. The annual business meeting was to take place Friday evening at 5:00. A selection of 29 additional panels is included here (of the 188 sessions scheduled, many others would, of course, have interested HECAA members). For the full slate of offerings, see the program.

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Introduction to the St. Louis Art Museum Eighteenth-Century Collections
Wednesday, 1:00–5:00
Organizers: Amy TORBERT, Saint Louis Art Museum and Brittany LUBERDA, Baltimore Museum of Art
The pre-conference workshop will consist of dialogues among curators, field experts, and attendees on topics including global encounter, intermateriality, politics of empire, social histories, production processes, and curating the eighteenth century. These conversations will be held in the galleries in front of highlights such as colonial silver, European porcelain, Chinese bronzes and exportware, Peruvian textiles, and paintings including John Greenwood’s Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam (c.1752–58) and François-André Vincent’s Arria and Paetus (1784). The event will include the opportunity to study works from storage rarely on view and to visit the Print Study Room.
Participants must have pre-registered and must arrange their own transportation. The Museum is a 30-minute drive from the airport and a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

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Burneys and Stuff: Material Culture and the Visual Arts (The Burney Society)
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am
Chair: Alicia KERFOOT, SUNY Brockport
1. Teri DOERKSEN, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, ‘Soles to be saved; Soles not to be saved’: Humanizing the Material and Objectifying the Human in Edward Francis Burney’s Satirical Regency Watercolors
2. Cynthia KLEKAR-CUNNINGHAM, Western Michigan University, Objects and Absence: The Immaterial in Burney’s Fiction
3. Kristin M. DISTEL, Ohio University, ‘Tis some exquisite performer’: Juliet’s Harp and the Shame of Visibility in Burney’s The Wanderer

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The Particularity of Experience and the Art of Judgment
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am
Chair: Neil SACCAMANO, Cornell University
1. Vivasvan SONI, Northwestern University, Experience with(out) Judgment: Senses of Experience in Locke’s Essay, Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and Blake’s Songs
2. Johannes WANKHAMMER, Princeton University, The Senses Do Judge: A. G. Baumgarten’s Theory of Judgment and the Claims of Aesthetics
3. Karen VALIHORA, York University, Adam Smith’s Sublime and Beautiful
4. Patrick COLEMAN, UCLA, ‘Est-il bon, est-il méchant?’: Judgment, Action, and Aesthetics in Diderot

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Amateur or Professional? Reconsidering the Language of Artistic Status
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am
Chairs: Paris SPIES-GANS, Harvard Society of Fellows and Laurel PETERSON, The Morgan Library & Museum
1. Laura ENGEL, Duquesne University, Fashioning Fairies: Lady Diana Beauclerk’s Watercolors
2. Luke FREEMAN, University of Minnesota, Engraving Authority: Bernard Picart’s Status and the ‘Leading Hands of Europe’
3. Maura GLEESON, University of Florida, Picturing La Créatrice: Image, Imagination, and Artistic Practice in Napoleonic France
4. Cynthia ROMAN, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, ‘Not Artists’: Horace Walpole’s Hyperbolic Praise of Prints by Persons of Rank and Quality

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Roundtable: How to Publish in an Eighteenth-Century Studies Journal
Thursday, 9:45–11:15am
Chair: Adam SCHOENE, Eighteenth-Century Studies
1. J. T. SCANLAN, The Age of Johnson
2. Eugenia ZUROSKI, Eighteenth-Century Fiction
3. Cedric D. REVERAND, Eighteenth-Century Life
4. Sean MOORE, Eighteenth-Century Studies
5. Jennifer THORN, Eighteenth-Century Studies
6. David A. BREWER, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

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Mineralogy and Artful Metamorphosis
Thursday, 11:30–1:00
Chairs: Tara ZANARDI, Hunter College, CUNY and Christina LINDEMAN, University of South Alabama
1. Elisabeth C. RIVARD, Independent Scholar, The Handheld ‘Wunderkammer’: Mineralogical Snuffboxes in the Enlightenment
2. Jennifer GERMANN, Ithaca College, Peaches and Pearls: Materializing Metaphors of Race in Eighteenth-Century British Art
3. Eleanore NEUMANN, University of Virginia, Drifted Rocks: Gender and Geologic Time in the Early-Nineteenth-Century Landscapes of John Linnell, J.M.W. Turner, and Maria Graham

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Rethinking Turquerie: New Definitions and Approaches
Thursday, 11:30–1:00
Chair: Ashley BRUCKBAUER, Independent Scholar
1. Jonathan HADDAD, University of Georgia, Cooking the Books: The Marquis de Caumont’s Turkish Cauldrons and the Ottoman Incunabula
2. Katherine ARPEN, Auburn University, The ‘Hammam’ as a Model for Public Bathing in Late Eighteenth-Century France

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From ‘Tabula Rasa’ to ‘Terra Incognita’: Landscape and Identity in the Enlightenment
Thursday, 11:30–1:00
Chair: Shirley TUNG, Kansas State University
1. Michael BROWN, University of Aberdeen, Locating Britain: The English Geographies of Daniel Defoe
2. John DAVENPORT, Missouri Southern State University, Topographical Dialogues and Competing Claims to Selfhood in Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing
3. Kasie ALT, Georgia Southern University, Negotiating the Self through Landscape Design and Representation: Thomas Anson’s Estate at Shugborough
4. Julia SIENKEWICZ, Roanoke College, Landscape and Alterity: Encounters with Virginia and South Africa

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Roundtable: Surveying Social Media and Eighteenth-Century Studies
Thursday, 11:30–1:00
Chair: Crystal LAKE, Wright State University
1. Jenny DAVIDSON, Columbia University
2. Aaron HANLON, Colby College
3. Marguerite HAPPE, UCLA
4. Sarah Tindal KAREEM, UCLA and The Rambling

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‘Too political, too big, no good’: Picturing Politics
Thursday, 2:30–4:00
Chair: Jessica L. FRIPP, Texas Christian University
1. Alexandra CARDON, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Engaging the Public: The Rejection of Mythology in Royal Almanac Prints 1695–1715
2. J. Patrick MULLINS, Marquette University, Thomas Hollis’s ‘Liberty Prints’ and the Transatlantic Cult of Tyrannicide
3. Thomas BUSCIGLIO-RITTER, University of Delaware, Denis Volozan’s Portrait of George Washington in an Atlantic Context
4. Marina KLIGER, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, From ‘Great Men’ to ‘Women’s Influence’: Retelling the Story of Louis Ducis’s Tasso and Eleonora d’Este from the Empire to the Restoration

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Roundtable: Engaging the Ottoman Empire
Chair: Ashley COHEN, University of South California
Thursday, Thursday, 4:15–5:45
1. Douglas FORDHAM, University of Virginia
2. Lynn FESTA, Rutgers University
3. Katherine CALVIN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4. Angelina DEL BALZO, Bilkent University
5. Humberto GARCIA, University of California, Merced
6. Charlotte SUSSMAN, Duke University
7. Gerald MACLEAN, University of Exeter
Respondent: Daniel O’QUINN, University of Guelph

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Colonial Matter in the Eighteenth-Century World
Thursday, Thursday, 4:15–5:45
Chairs: Danielle EZOR, Southern Methodist University and Kaitlin GRIMES, University of Missouri-Columbia
1. Amelia RAUSER, Franklin & Marshall College, Madras Cloth: Currency, Costume, and Enslavement
2. Kelly FLEMING, University of Virginia, Empire, Satire, and the Regency Cap in The Adventures of an Ostrich Feather of Quality (1812)
3. Yiyun HUANG, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ‘Nothing but large potions of tea could extinguish it’: Chinese Knowledge and Discourse of Tea in Colonial America

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The Enlightened Mind: Education in the Long Eighteenth Century
Thursday, Thursday, 4:15–5:45
Chairs: Karissa BUSHMAN, Quinnipiac University and Amanda STRASIK, Eastern Kentucky University
1. Franny BROCK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Madame de Genlis’ ‘New Method’ and Teaching Drawing to Children in Eighteenth-Century France
2. Dorothy JOHNSON, University of Iowa, Bodies of Knowledge? Teaching Anatomy to Artists in Enlightenment France
3. Madeline SUTHERLAND-MEIER, University of Texas, Austin, Raising and Educating Children in Eighteenth-Century Spain: Padre Sarmiento’s Discurso sobre el método que debia guardarse en la primera educación de la juventud
4. Brigitte WELTMAN-ARON, University of Florida, The Pitfalls of Education: Madame de Genlis on Spoiled Children

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The Visual Gothic in the Long Eighteenth Century
Thursday, Thursday, 4:15–5:45
Chair: Kristin O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College
1. Aurélien DAVRIUS, Paris-Malaquais ENSA, Jacques-François Blondel, an Admirer of French Religious Architecture
2. Katherine HILLIARD, Princeton University, Behind the Veil: Gothic Secrecy and Epistemology in The Mysteries of Udolpho
3. Elizabeth HORNBECK, University of Missouri, Vetusta Monumenta and the Eighteenth-Century Remediation of Gothic Architecture

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Anne Schroder New Scholars Session (HECAA)
Friday, 8:00–9:30am
Chair: Susanna CAVIGLIA, Duke University
1. Isabel BALDRICH, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Black Skin, White Hands: Ambivalence in Girodet’s Portrait of Belley
2. Alicia CATICHA, University of Virginia, Sculpting Whiteness: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris
3. Philippe HALBERT, Yale University, Surface Encounters, Mirror Images, and Creole Body Politics in French Louisiana
4. Xena FITZGERALD, Southern Methodist University, Between Frame and Stage: Viewing a Historical Marriage in Eighteenth-Century Peru

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The Rise of the House Museum: Domestic Curatorial Practices
Friday, 9:45–11:15am
Chair: Teri FICKLING, University of Texas, Austin
1. Jane CELESTE, Rice University, Farnley Hall and Fairfaxiana: Collecting History, Displaying Politics
2. Kirsten HALL, University of Texas, Austin, Specters and Spectators: Charlotte Addison and the Making of an Archive at Bilton Hall
3. Fiona BRIDEOAKE, American University, Curation and Creation at A la Ronde
4. Lisa BRUNE, Washington University in St. Louis, ‘So artfully planted’: Women’s Utopian Curation in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall

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Visualizing Empire in the French Eighteenth Century
Friday, 9:45–11:15am
Chair: Philippe HALBERT, Yale University
1. Izabel GASS, Yale University, The Classical Body as ‘Dispositif’ in the French New World
2. Harry ADAMS, Tsinghua University, Kader Attia’s Cosmopolitan Enlightenment
3. Thomas BEACHDEL, Hostos Community College, The Sublime Future in Ruins

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Roundtable: The Global Eighteenth Century (Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
Friday, 9:45–11:15am
Chair: Sören HAMMERSCHMIDT, GateWay Community College
1. Samara CAHILL, Blinn College, The Propagation of Infidels
2. Norbert SCHÜRER, California State University, Long Beach, Found in Translation
3. James MULHOLLAND, North Carolina State University, Middle Reading
4. David MAZELLA, University of Houston, Wilkes, Whitefield, Woolman: The Global Attention Economy of the Eighteenth Century
5. Emily CASEY, Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, Decolonizing Colonial American Art Histories
6. Rebekah MITSEIN, Boston College, The Matter of Akan Metaphysics in Eighteenth-Century Thought
Respondent: Stephanie DEGOOYER, Willamette University

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Do-Overs: Repetition and Revision in the Long Eighteenth Century
Friday, 11:30–12:45
Chair: Elizabeth MANSFIELD, Pennsylvania State University
1. Servanne WOODWARD, University of Western Ontario, Transitions from Rococo to Neo-Classical Illustration with Moreau le jeune
2. Amy FREUND, Southern Methodist University, Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Canine Repetition
3. Daniella BERMAN, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, ‘d’après David’: Variations on Portraiture
4. Wendy BELLION, University of Delaware, The Eighteenth Brumaire of King George III

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Presidential Session: Innovating the Next Fifty Years of ASECS
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chair: Jeffrey RAVEL, MIT
1. Lisa FREEMAN, University of Illinois at Chicago, Trends in the Academic Job Market: What Can ASECS Do?
2. Emily FRIEDMAN, Auburn University, Digital Humanities and the Future of ASECS
3. Melissa J. GANZ, Marquette University and Peter ERICKSON, Colorado State University, Innovating ASECS: New Conference Formats
4. April FULLER, University of Maryland and Dylan LEWIS, University of Maryland, Humanities Beyond the Academy

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Workshop: Bringing Historical Maps into GIS
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chairs: Erica HAYES, Villanova University and Kacie WILLS, Illinois College
This workshop will provide participants with the technical skills to align geographic coordinates to a digitized historical map in the eighteenth-century in order to create a georeferenced historical map. Participants will learn how to use simple tools like Map Warper, an open source image georeferencer tool, in order to overlay the digitized historical map on top of a GIS modern basemap for compar- ison and use in an interactive web mapping application. This workshop is ideal for scholars working with historical maps or interested in learning digital humanities GIS skills. Workshop participants need to bring their own laptops. No prior GIS or mapping experience is required. Contact the ASECS Business Office if you are interested in signing up for this workshop. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits but are encouraged to arrive early if they wish to participate in the hands-on activities of the workshop. Interested observers are also welcome if space permits.

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Roundtable: Scholarly Tourism: Traveling to Research the Eighteenth Century
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chair: Ula Lukszo KLEIN, Kennesaw State University
1. Claudia SCHUMANN, Texas Tech University, In the Shadows — Researching Underrepresented Women Writers
2. Meg KOBZA, Newcastle University, Places of Privilege: Price and Practice in Private Archives
3. Caroline GONDA, University of Cambridge, Strawberry Hill and Shibden Hall: Anne Damer and Anne Lister
4. Fiona RITCHIE, McGill University, Mentoring Student Researchers in the Archives
5. Laura ENGEL, Duquesne University, The Archival Tourist
6. Leigh-Michil GEORGE, UCLA, ‘The Corruption of Mrs. Woodward’: A Story of Love and Betrayal, Lost and Found in the Kent Archives
7. Yvonne FUENTES, University of West Georgia, Eighteenth-Century Gossip and News: The Archives of Spanish Parish Churches, Cathedrals, and Basilicas

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Roundtable: Teaching Eighteenth-Century Health Humanities
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chair: Rebecca MESSBARGER, University of Washington in St. Louis
1. Kate GUSTAFSON, Indiana University Northwest, Teaching Empathy Practices through Eighteenth-Century Text
2. Brittany PLADEK, Marquette University, Teaching Eighteenth-Century Medical Ethics in the Literature Classroom
3. Abigail ZITIN, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Topics in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Fiction/Addiction
4. Andrew GRACIANO, University of South Carolina, Art, Anatomy, and Medicine, 1700–Present
5. C. C. WHARRAM, Eastern Illinois University, Introduction to the Health & Medical Humanities: Contagion

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Built Form
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chair: Janet R. WHITE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1. Luis J. GORDO PELAEZ, California State University, Grain Architecture in Bourbon New Spain
2. Paul HOLMQUIST, Louisiana State University, Une autre nature: Aristotelian Strains in Ledoux’s Theory of Architecture as Legislation
3. Dylan Wayne SPIVEY, University of Virginia, Building from a Book: James Gibb’s Book of Architecture and the Commodification of Architectural Style
4. Miguel VALERIO, Washington University, Architecture of Devotions: The Churches Afro-Brazilian Religious Brotherhoods Built in the Eighteenth Century

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Experiencing the Past: Bringing Collections to Life through Experiment and Reconstruction
Friday, 4:30–6:00
Chair: Al COPPOLA, John Jay College, CUNY
1. Emily BECK, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, Bentley GILLMAN and Jon KRIEDLER, Tattersall Distilling, Nicole LABOUFF, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in the 1700s Atlantic World
2. Christine GRIFFITHS, Bard Graduate Center, Distilling Gardens and (Re)Materializing Eighteenth-Century Perfumes
3. Anna CHEN and Marguerite HAPPE, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, ‘Bad Taste’: A Pedagogy of Public-Facing Recipe Revival
Note: Room capacity is limited, so interested attendees may wish to arrive early. Attendees will be invited to sample scents and beverages but will not be involuntarily exposed to potential irritants/allergens.

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Art Professions
Saturday, 8:00–9:30am
Chair: Carole PAUL, University of California, Santa Barbara
1. Heidi A. STROBEL, University of Evansville, Terminology and its Limitations
2. Anne NELLIS RICHTER, Independent Scholar, ‘Yr Obedient, Grateful, and Dutiful Servant’: Hierarchies of Work in a Private Art Gallery
3. Rachel HARMEYER, Rice University, Emulating Angelica: Decorative and Amateur Art after Kauffman
4. Kristin O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College, From Connoisseur to Professional: The Metamorphosis of Art Criticism

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Collecting, Antiquities, and Eighteenth-Century Art
Saturday, 9:45–11:15am
Chairs: Katherine A. P. ISELIN, University of Missouri-Columbia and Lauren DISALVO, Dixie State University
1. Nick STAGLIANO, Cooper Hewitt/Parsons School of Design, The New School, Expressions of Antiquity in Eighteenth-Century European Porcelain
2. Freya GOWRLEY, University of Derby, Classical Specimens and Fragmentary Histories: The Specimen Table as Part and Whole
3. Callum REID, University of Melbourne, Antiquities in Peter Leopold’s Uffizi Gallery
4. Josh HAINY, Truman State University, For Their Mutual Benefit: John Flaxman’s Recreation of the Belvedere Torso for Thomas Hope

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Herbarium: Illustration, Classification, Exchange
Saturday, 9:45–11:15am
Chair: Sarah BENHARRECH, University of Maryland
1. Maura FLANNERY, St. John’s University, New York, Erasures and Additions: The Herbarium as a Changing Document
2. J. Cabelle AHN, Harvard University, ‘Le cadavre desséché de plantes’: Herbaria and the Formation of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris
3. Nicole LABOUFF, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fair-Sexing the Herbarium: Making Women Horticulturalists Visible in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain
4. Katie SAGAL, Cornell College, Naming is Not Knowing: Charlotte Smith’s ‘Flora’ and Vegetal Proliferation

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The 37th James L. Clifford Memorial Lecture
Saturday, 11:30–12:30
Anne LAFONT, École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris (EHESS), Winckelmann Congo: Blackness in the Age of White Marble
Presiding: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida
This lecture will address the rise of African Art History— in the broadest sense— during the long eighteenth-century. During this period, notions of African art and its history were entangled with the idea of diasporic Africa or Blackness, as conceptualized by a diverse ensemble of European textual sources, most of them not concerned with art. The line of argument to be pursued here is that many of these early modern texts, ought, nonetheless, to be understood as a historical discourse on art— whether they describe African geography, natural history or commerce; narrate African history or catalogue its objects in Cabinets de Curiosités. Of course, these narratives, which are more or less connected with African material culture and ritual performances, eventually would be articulated in art theoretical publications properly speaking, as eighteenth-century authors such as abbé du Bos or Winckelmann began to include Africa in their ambition to write a comprehensive, comparative art history grounded on a climatic explanation of style. This approach to art history understood artistic style, form and content as products of the natural climate and atmosphere in which art was created. Recent scholarship has demonstrated the centrality of Whiteness to archeology’s emergence in the mid-eighteenth century. Adding to our understanding of the racial implications of whiteness and color in art history, this lecture will show, how, at the very same historical moment, Blackness was being constructed, both as a counterpart to Whiteness but also, more generally as a means of inscribing African rites and objects into the domain of European Fine Arts.

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Roundtable: Global Enlightenment, Digital Humanities, and Collaborative Scholarship: Reflections on The Eighteenth Centuries: Global Networks of Enlightenment (2018), Edited by David Gies and Cynthia Wall
Saturday, 2:00–3:30
Chair: Elizabeth Franklin LEWIS, University of Mary Washington
1. Jeanne BRITTON, University of South Carolina, Using Global Networks of Enlightenment: Giovanni Piranesi and the Digital Eighteenth Centuries
2. Valentina TIKOFF, DePaul University, Using Global Networks of Enlightenment: How Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Multiple Geographies, and Linguistic Perspectives Help Us Navigate and Teach the Age of Enlightenment
3. Carol GUARNIERI, University of Virginia, Creating a Digital Companion to Global Networks of Enlightenment: The Digital Eighteenth Centuries on mapscholar.org
4. Cynthia WALL, University of Virginia, Editing Global Networks of Enlightenment
5. David GIES, University of Virginia, Editing Global Networks of Enlightenment

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Saturday, 3:45–5:15
Chair: Rachel CARNELL, Cleveland State University
1. Alex SOLOMON, Ashoka University, Springs, Effluvia, and Action at a Distance
2. Andrew GRACIANO, University of South Carolina, Bioethics (and the Lack Thereof) in Art and Anatomy
3. Erin DREW, University of Mississippi, Usufruct: Towards an Eighteenth-Century Bio-Ethic

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The Triumph of Love
A comedy of intrigue, gender confusion, and love by Pierre Marivaux, translated by James Magruder
Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 March at 8pm; Sunday, 22 March at 2pm.
.Zack Theatre, 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis
Tickets available at the door; $20
A co-production of Washington University in St. Louis and ASECS


Workshop | Nobility without Limits? Prussian Identities, 1525 –1795

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 7, 2020

Johann Hennenberger: Stemmata genealogica praecipuarum in Prussia Familiarum Nobilium, Ende 16. Jh., Seite der Familie Dohna (Detail), public domain: http://kpbc.umk.pl/dlibra/doccontent?id=3096 

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From the posting at ArtHist.net, which includes the Polish:

Adel ohne Grenzen? Identitäten und Repräsentation zwischen Königlichem Preußen und Herzogtum Preußen //
Szlachta bez granic? Tożsamości i reprezentacje w Prusach Królewskich i Książęcych
Deutsches Historisches Institut, Warsaw, 26–27 March 2020

Organized by Sabine Jagodzinski and Rahul Kulka

In dem Workshop werden vor allem kunsthistorische Fragen zum Adel in den beiden Teilen Preußens und dessen künstlerischen Repräsentationen, den Visualisierungen und dem materiellen Ausdruck von regionalen oder überregionalen Identifikationen und Loyalitäten zu den Höfen diskutiert. Außerdem interessiert die künstlerisch-architektonische Prägung seiner Handlungsräume. Im Zentrum der Betrachtung stehen die Entwicklungen nach dem Zweiten Frieden von Thorn 1466, insbesondere im Zeitraum von der Schaffung des Herzogtums Preußen (1525) über die Lubliner Union (1569) bis zu den Teilungen Polen-Litauens 1772/1793/1795.

Die Beiträge und Diskussionen werden simultan ins Polnische bzw. Deutsche übersetzt. Anmeldungen zum Workshop werden bis zum 16. März 2020 erbeten an: dhi@dhi.waw.pl.

Konzeption und Organisation
Dr. Sabine Jagodzinski (DHI Warschau)
Rahul Kulka, Ph.D. Candidate (Harvard University / ZI München)

Deutsches Historisches Institut / Niemiecki Instytut Historyczny
Pałac Karnickich
Aleje Ujazdowskie 39
00-540 Warszawa

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17.00  Ankunft der Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer

17.15  Begrüßung und Einführung, Sabine Jagodzinski (Warszawa), Rahul Kulka (Cambridge, MA / München)

18.00  Keynote
Moderation: Miloš Řezník (Warszawa)
• Karin Friedrich (Aberdeen) – Zwischen Republik und Dynastie. Adelswelten und adelige Identitäten zwischen Preußen Königlichen Anteils und Herzogtum Preußen, 1569–1772

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10.00  Kirchenraum und Konfession
Moderation: Dorota Piramidowicz (Warszawa)
• Franciszek Skibiński (Toruń) – Adelige Stiftungen des 17. und 18. Jh. in Kirchen Thorns und anderen preußischen Städten im Kontext von Religion, Gesellschaft und Politik. Ein Problemaufriss
• Piotr Birecki (Toruń) – Der Innenraum evangelischer Kirchen als Ausdruck gesellschaftlichen Konservatismus im Herzogtum Preußen

11.00  Kaffeepause

11.15  Kult und Liturgie
Moderation / Prowadzenie: Agnieszka Gąsior (Leipzig)
• Michał F. Woźniak (Toruń) – Stiftungen der katholischen Geistlichkeit im Königlichen Preußen im Bereich der liturgischen Ausstattung
• Sabine Jagodzinski (Warszawa) – Heiligenverehrung des katholischen Adels im Königlichen Preußen. Zu Schnittmengen regionaler und überregionaler Identitäten

12.15  Mittagspause

13.30  Bildnis und Symbol
Moderation: Magdalena Górska (Warszawa)
• Rahul Kulka (Cambridge, MA / München) – Die Stemmata genealogica des Königsberger Hofmalers Johann Hennenberger. Heraldik und Genealogie als Medien adeliger Repräsentation um 1600
• Agnieszka Gąsior (Leipzig): Geprägte Identität. Medaillenkunst und die Elitennetzwerke des frühen 17. Jahrhunderts

14.30  Kaffeepause

14.45  Residenzen und Landgüter
Moderation: Konrad Morawski (Warszawa)
• Anna Oleńska (Warszawa) – Versailles im Herzen der Rzeczpospolita. Repräsentationsstrategien und Struktur der künstlerischen Vorhaben Jan Klemens Branickis (1689–1771)
• Wulf D. Wagner (Palermo) – Ein Handbuch ostpreußischer Güter als Quellengrundlage weiterer Forschungen


Colloquium | Les réseaux des académies d’art provinciales

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 2, 2020

This month at INHA, from the conference programme:

Les réseaux des académies d’art provinciales au Siècle des Lumières: Enjeux et dynamiques d’échanges
Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, 26–28 March 2020

Colloque international du programme ACA-RES

Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136, Labex SMS, en partenariat avec le Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art et l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art dans le cadre de la Carte Blanche 2019

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9.30  Mots d’ouverture du colloque
France Nerlich (INHA) et Thomas Kirchner (Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art – Paris)

Conférences introductives
• Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire, (Université Côte d’Azur), Sociabilités, réseaux et échanges des savoirs au siècle des Lumières
• Anne Perrin Khelissa et Émilie Roffidal (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136), Le programme ACA-RES, résultats et perspectives de recherche

Session 1 : Un levier pour les carrières artistiques ?
Sous la présidence de Charlotte Guichard (ENS, IHMC)
• Catherine Voiriot (Musée du Louvre), Les femmes et les académies des arts, sciences et belles lettres, 1740–1791 : début de recherche
• Gabriel Batalla-Lagleyre (Université de Bourgogne, Centre Georges Chevrier), Exposer en amateur dans les académies : réseaux et identités

12.30  Pause déjeuner

14.00  Reprise de la session 1
• Maël Tauziède Espariat (Université de Bourgogne, Centre Georges Chevrier), Les peintres parisiens et les écoles de dessin provinciales : des connexions inégales
• Hélène Rousteau-Chambon (Université de Nantes), L’école de dessin de Nantes, un creuset pour les architectes
• Stéphanie Trouvé (musée des beaux-arts de Bordeaux), Les cercles académiques bordelais dans la trajectoire du peintre Pierre Lacour (1745–1814)
• Joëlle Raineau (Petit Palais, Paris), Les cercles et établissements académiques : un levier de diffusion et de postérité d’une carrière. L’exemple des affiliations multiples du graveur Nicolas Ponce (1746–1831)
• Marlen Schneider (Université Grenoble Alpes, LARHRA), Les académies d’art allemandes au XVIIIe siècle – un tremplin pour les artistes français ?

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9.00  Session 2 : Quelle utilité pour les territoires ?
Sous la présidence de Pascal Julien (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136)
• Lesley Miller (Victoria & Albert Museum – University of Glasgow), L’école de dessin de Lyon et la production de tissus
• Fabienne Sartre (Université Paul-Valery Montpellier 3), Le statut de la sculpture académique à l’épreuve du terrain : les cas de Toulouse, Montpellier et Marseille
• Catherine Isaac (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136 – EPHE), Le rôle des académies des sciences et des arts dans la création et l’essor du corps des ingénieurs du Languedoc au XVIIIe siècle
• Aude Gobet (Musée du Louvre), École de dessin et patrimoine : l’enjeu des inventaires révolutionnaires
• Adrián Almoguera (Sorbonne Université, École française de Rome), L’Espagne académique du Siècle des Lumières: Construire un système pour définir un style architectural entre Madrid et Valence (1768-1808)

12.30  Pause déjeuner

14.00  Session 3 : Collections et supports d’apprentissage
Sous la présidence d’Olivier Bonfait (Université de Bourgogne, Centre Georges Chevrier)
• Morwena Joly (Centre des Monuments nationaux), Les modèles morphologiques et anatomiques des académies d’art : des migrations européennes complexes
• Nelly Vi-Tong (Université de Bourgogne, Centre Georges Chevrier), Enseignement artistique et supports d’apprentissage : les exemples de Dijon, Reims et Valenciennes
• Tara Cruzol (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136), Enseigner la sculpture à l’Académie de Lyon : le traité inédit d’Antoine-Michel Perrache
• Gérard Fabre (musée des beaux-arts de Marseille), Les collections dispersées de l’Académie de peinture et de sculpture de Marseille
• Flore César (Université Paul-Valery Montpellier 3), Le rôle des collections lors de l’instauration des écoles de dessin en province au XVIIIe siècle
• Miguel Faria (Université autonome de Lisbonne), Les modèles pédagogiques des écoles d’art (aulas) portugaises

Conférence conclusive de la journée
• Christian Michel (Université de Lausanne), Complémentarité ou subordination : L’Académie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture et les académies de province

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9.00  Session 4 : Échos internationaux en Europe et outre-Atlantique
Sous la présidence de Gaëtane Maës (Université de Lille, IRHIS)
• Markus Castor (Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art), L’académie des beaux-arts comme histoire institutionnelle : prolégomènes d’une analyse structurelle
• Maria Pia Donato (CNRS, IHMC-Paris), Émulation et propagande : remarques sur les académies italiennes au XVIIIe siècle
• Hugo Tardy (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, FRAMESPA UMR 5136), Le système académique russe construit par ses échanges les ambitions d’un empire face à l’Europe
• Marion Amblard (Université Grenoble Alpes), Des arts manufacturés aux beaux-arts : l’influence des modèles romains et français dans le développement des académies écossaises au XVIIIe siècle
• Reed Benhamou (Indiana University, Bloomington), The Last Provincial Academy: ‘L’Académie des sciences et beaux arts des États-Unis de l’Amérique’
• Ana Maria Tavares Cavalcanti et Sonia Gomes Pereira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), L’Académie des Beaux-Arts à Rio de Janeiro, Brésil

Conference | Art and the Actuarial Imagination

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 21, 2020

Aetna Insurance Co of Hartford Conn., detail, 1887, color lithograph, J. Ottman Lithographic Company, 67 × 49 cm
(Huntington Library, Jay T. Last Collection)

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Registration is available here:

Art and the Actuarial Imagination
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 10–11 April 2020

Insurance now plays pivotal roles in the construction, exhibition, and value of contemporary art and architecture. This two-day conference brings together interdisciplinary scholars to examine how insurance has constructed and inflected the civic, economic, and moral life of art and architecture from the early modern period to the present. Registration for this two-day conference is $25, with an optional buffet lunch each day for $20. Conference registration is $10 for current Huntington docents, and free for current Long-Term Fellows and students with a current student ID. Please bring your ID to event-day check-in. Students, please note school affiliation after your name when registering.

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8:30  Registration and coffee

9:30  Welcome by Steve Hindle (The Huntington)

9:35  Remarks by Avigail Moss (University of Southern California) and Matthew Hunter (McGill University), Art and the Actuarial Imagination: Propositions

10:00  Session 1: The Artist as Actuary
Moderator: James Glisson (Santa Barbara Museum of Art)
• Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Art, Insurance and Post-Statistics Politics
• Melanie Gilligan (Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm), Films About Social Systems: Depicting Contingency

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Session 2: Incorporating Liability
Moderator: Matthew Hunter (McGill University)
• Nina Dubin (University of Illinois at Chicago), Eros, Inc.: Cupid, Corporate Form, and the Crash of 1720
• Avigail Moss (University of Southern California), Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: The Fine Art & General Insurance Company, Ltd.

3:00  Break

3:15  Session 3: The Hedge: Landscape and Power
Moderator: Avigail Moss (University of Southern California)
• Matthew Hunter (McGill University), The Sun is God: Turner, Angerstein and Insurance
• Richard Taws (University College London), The Loss Adjuster: Charles Méryons Speculations

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9:00  Registration and coffee

9:30  Session 4: External Exposures
Moderator: Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles)
• Timothy Alborn (Lehman College CUNY), Revisions of Mirzah: Death’s Trap Doors, 1711–1915
• Arindam Dutta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Money in the Material World: Speculation and Building in the Eighteenth Century

11:30  Lunch

12:30  Session 5: Double Indemnity
Moderator: Jennifer Greenhill (University of Southern California)
• Hannah Farber (Columbia University), Seals, Marks, and Emblems: Art as the Basis for Property Claims
• Ross Barrett (Boston University), Speculative Vision: Daniel Huntington, Land Looking, and the Panic of 1837

2:30  Break

2:45  Session 6: Moral Hazards
Moderator: Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
• Oliver Wunsch (Boston College), Pastel and the Portraiture of Risk
• Marina Vishmidt (Goldsmiths, University of London), No Sure Thing: Art, Speculative Subjectivities, and Actuarial Genres

4:45  General Reflections and Q&A
Moderator: Steve Hindle (The Huntington)
Discussants: Ross Barrett, Sophie Cras, Nina Dubin, Matthew Hunter, Avigail Moss, and Oliver Wunsch

Conference | Engaging Objects: Looking at Art with Malcolm Baker

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 19, 2020

From ArtHist.net:

Engaging Objects: Looking at Art with Malcolm Baker
Center for Ideas and Society, University of California Riverside, 21 February 2020

Organized by Jeanette Kohl, Kristoffer Neville, and Jason Weems

Looking at art with Malcolm Baker is always an adventure. This conference celebrates Distinguished Professor Emeritus Baker’s scholarship and his time at UCR, from 2007 to 2019. Baker is an eminent authority in the history of sculpture, especially in 18th-century Britain, France, and Germany. Within that field, he developed a keen interest in portraiture and the history of collecting and display. Professor Baker had an important career as a curator in the UK, first as Assistant Keeper of the Department of Art & Archaeology at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, then as Keeper, Deputy Head of Research, and Head of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Project in the Victoria & and Albert Museum in London. He taught at the Universities of York, Sussex, and at USC before joining UCR’s Department of the History of Art as a Distinguished Professor. As chair of the Art History department at UCR he was a key figure in developing and consolidating its ties with the Huntington Library and Gardens and the Getty Museum and Research Institute. Professor Baker’s joy in front of works of art colors and informs his research as much as his teaching, and students love his classes. During the conference, we will look with friends and colleagues at some engaging objects to honor his career and his unique approach to art and its display. The conference is free and open to the public.


10:00  Welcome by Jeanette Kohl (Acting Director, Center for Ideas and Society) and Jason Weems (Chair, Department of the History of Art)

10:15  Faya Causey (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.), Ancient Amber Miniature Masterpieces

10:45  Thomas E. Cogswell (UCR, History), Van Dyck’s Venus and Adonis: Sex, Power and the Duke of Buckingham

11:15  Steve Hindle (Huntington Library), The Tools in the Shop: The Material Culture of the Village Blacksmith in Seventeenth-Century England

11:45  Lunch break

1:00  Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California, Art History), The Museum, the World

1:30  Anne-Lise Desmas (J. Paul Getty Museum), Variations on the Theme of the Portrait Bust, Drawn from the French Sculpture Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum

2:00  Coffee break

2:30  Jeanette Kohl and Kristoffer Neville (UCR, Art History), Fire Within: Four Eyes on Two Objects

3:00  John Brewer (Professor Emeritus Caltech), Sir William Hamilton’s Sublime Creation: Vesuvius as Dynamic Sculpture

3:30  Coffee break

4:00  Keynote by Malcolm Baker, Crossing Faultlines: Doing Art History in the Museum and the Academy

5:00  Reception at the Center for Ideas and Society, College Building South, UCR

2020 Mount Vernon Symposium

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 17, 2020

In May at Mount Vernon (it’s already sold out, but there is a wait list) . . .

‘Under my Vine & Fig Tree’: Gardens and Landscapes in the Age of Washington and Now
Mount Vernon, 29–31 May 2020

Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America. Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design—and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world. Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States.

The Mount Vernon Symposium is endowed by the generous support of The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, Lucy S. Rhame, and David Maxfield.

Conference | Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 14, 2020

This weekend in Switzerland at the Vitromusée Romont (via ArtHist.net), in conjunction with the exhibition Reflets de Chine: Three Centuries of Chinese Glass Painting:

China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting
Vitromusée Romont, 14–16 February 2020

Organized by Francine Giese, Hans Bjarne Thomsen, and Elisa Ambrosio

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9.30  Welcome

9.45  Danielle Elisseeff (EHESS, Paris), Quelques remarques sur le concept d’hybridité

10.00  Transfer and Transmateriality
Chair: Francine Giese (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Jessica Lee Patterson (University of San Diego), Varieties of Replication in Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Patrick Conner (London), Figures of Westerners in Early Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Alina Martimyanova (University of Zurich), From Wooden Blocks to Glass: Regarding the Transfer of Vernacular Motives and Other Common Features of the Chinese New Year Prints and Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Kee II Choi Jr. (University of Leiden), Originality among les arts du feu: Illusionistic Painting on Glass, Porcelain, and Copper in Early Modern Canton

12.30  Lunch break

14.00  Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in European Collections
Chair: Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich)
• Rosalien van der Poel (University of Leiden), 18th-Century Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in a Dutch Collection: Art and Commodity
• Patricia Ferguson (London), Reflecting Asia: The Reception of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in Britain in the 18th Century
• Michaela Pejčochová (National Gallery Prague), ‘In all of Beijing, there are no more than four paintings on glass that would fall within our consideration’: European Collecting of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in the Inter-war Period and Its Contexts

15.30  Coffee break

16.00  Guided tour of the exhibition Reflets de Chine: Three Centuries of Chinese Glass Painting

17.30  Keynote Lecture
Chair: Danielle Elisseeff (EHESS, Paris)
• Thierry Audric (Vitrocentre Romont), Brève histoire de la peinture sous verre chinoise

18.30  Reception

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9.00  Beyond China
Chair: Elisa Ambrosio (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich), Japanese Reverse Glass Painting: The Other East Asian Tradition
• William Hsingyo Ma (College of Art, Louisiana State University), Guangzhou-made Reverse Glass Paintings in Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam
• Karina Corrigan (Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), From Oudh to Guangzhou: Tilly Kettle’s Portrait of Shuja-ud-Daula in Cantonese Reverse Glass Painting
• Catherine Raymond (Northern Illinois University), Reverse Glass Paintings in Mainland Southeast Asia and the Key Role of the Chinese Diaspora
• Jérôme Samuel (Inalco-Case, Paris), China and Its South: Chinese Ladies on Glass in 19th- and 20th-Century Java

12.00  Lunch break

13.30  Workshops and Techniques
Chair: Sophie Wolf (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Charlotte Pageot (ERIMIT- Université Rennes 2), Jean-Denis Attiret’s Reverse Glass Paintings at Qianlong Court Workshop
• Jan van Campen (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Glass Paintings in the Collection of Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest (1739–1801)
• Rupprecht Mayer (Germany), Painting Styles in 19th- and 20th-Century Chinese Glass Pictures: A First Approach
• Simon Steger (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin), Spectroscopic Analysis of Colourants and Binders of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings: Tracing a Cultural Dialogue

15.30  Coffee break

16.00  Translucidity
Chair: Alina Martimyanova (University of Zurich)
• Lihong Liu (University of Rochester), From Virtuosity to Vernacularism: Reversals of Glass Paintings
• Christopher Maxwell (Corning Museum of Glass), People in Glass Houses: Plate Glass and Politeness in 18th-Century Britain

17.00  Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich), Closing Remarks

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Optional morning with tours of the Vitromusée Romont and local historical sites of the town of Romont: Collégiale and Fille-Dieu.

CAA 2020, Chicago

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 13, 2020
Photo by Daniel Schwen, 18 April 2009
(Wikimedia Commons)

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108th Annual Conference of the College Art Association
Hilton Chicago, 12–15 February 2020

The 2020 College Art Association conference takes place at the Hilton, Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave), February 12–15. Of particular note is the ASECS session chaired by Kristin O’Rourke and the HECAA session chaired by Danielle Rebecca Ezor and Michael Feinberg. Both take place on Saturday. Other sessions that may be of interest for dixhuitièmistes are also listed. A full schedule of panels is available here»

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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Rulers, Consorts, and Mothers: Queens in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 15 February, 8:30–10:00am, 3rd Floor – Joliet Room
Chair: Kristin M. O’Rourke, Dartmouth College
• The Colonial Adventures of a Queen Anne Miniature, Janine Yorimoto Boldt, American Philosophical Society
• Eighteenth-Century Saxon Consorts and Their Personal Relationships with Porcelain Manufactories in Europe, Heidi C. Nickisher, Rochester Institute of Technology
• ‘Femmes illustres’: The Defense of Queenship and the Public Woman in Revolutionary France, Sarah Elisabeth Lund, Harvard University
• Pose: Royal Bodies and Gendered Accoutrements in Eighteenth-Century Portraiture, Jodi Lynn McCoy, Missouri State University

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Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture
Race Beyond the Human Body in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 15 February, 2:00–3:30, 3rd Floor – Joliet Room
Chairs: Danielle Rebecca Ezor, Southern Methodist University and Michael Feinberg, University of Wisconsin Madison
• ‘Color is only Skin Deep’: Black Pigs and the Rendering of Race in the Early American Republic, Stephen Mandravelis, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
• The Whiteness Aesthetic and Caste Implications of Ivory Art of South India, Deepthi Murali, University of Illinois at Chicago
• White, Pink, and Pompadour, Oliver Wunsch, Boston College

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Society for Paragone Studies
Session in Honor of Sarah Jordan Lippert (1975–2019), Founder of the Society for Paragone Studies
Wednesday, 12 February, 10:30–12:00, 3rd Floor – Waldorf Room
Chair: Liana De Girolami Cheney, Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History
• The Remarkable Tomb of Abbot Meli, Ellen Longsworth, Merrimack College
• Rival Ideologies in Eighteenth Century Exotic Costume, Linda Johnson
• Voice of Authority: Native American Art and Cultural Hegemony in the Art Museum, Mary Kelly
• Image/Text/Sound: The Role of Intermediality and Poeticity in Claes Oldenburg, Nadja Rottner
• Dematerializing Formalism: Lucy Lippard and John Chandler’s Conceptual Challenge to Clement Greenber, Owen Duffy

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Community College Professors of Art and Art History
Taking a New Look: Creating Change in the Studio and Art History Classrooms
Wednesday, 12 February, 2:00–3:30, Lobby Level – Continental B
Chairs: Susan Altman, Middlesex County College, and Monica Anke Hahn, Community College of Philadelphia
• Engaging Students through Narrative Painting, Richard J. Moninski, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
• Recruitment, Retention, and Relocation: The College Arts Fair, Tyrus Clutter, College for Central Florida
• Creative Collaboration for Art History and Studio Art Courses, Rachael Bower, Northwest Vista College
• Changing the Conversation: The Relevancy of Arts Thinking for 21st-Century Students, Ross McClain

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Barriers, Borders, and Boundaries in the Early Modern World
Thursday, 13 February, 8:30–10:00am, 3rd Floor – Wilford C
Chairs: Luis J. Gordo-Pelaez, California State University Fresno and Charles C. Barteet, University of Western Ontario
Discussant: Michael J. Schreffler, University of Notre Dame
• Bordering on Chaos: Order in the Inka Empire and the Virtues of Volatility, Gaby Greenlee, UCSC
• Columbus Unbound: Walls, or their Absence, in the Age/Imaginary of Exploration, Roger J. Crum, University of Dayton
• Picturing Havana: The Early Modern City in Plans and Maps, Guadalupe Garcia, Tulane University
• Ornament and Order in the Spanish Colonial Philippines, Lalaine Bangilan Little, Misericordia University

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Japan Art History Forum
Taking up the Mantle: Lineages and Genealogies in Japanese Art History
Thursday, 13 February, 8:30–10:00am, 4th Floor – 4K
Chairs: Sonia Coman, Smithsonian Institution and Harrison Schley, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Julie Davis, University of Pennsylvania
• The Cross-temporal Conversations of Matsumura Goshun (1752–1811): Lineages of Style in Poetry and Visual Representation, Sonia Coman, Smithsonian Institution
• The Power of Indirect Transmission and the Kōrin Hyakuzu (ca. 1815 and 1826), Frank Feltens, Smithsonian Institution
• A New Mold: Mori Yūsetsu and the Genealogy of the Banko Brand, Harrison Schley, University of Pennsylvania
• Futurism as Archaism: Kinoshita Shuichirō (1896–1991) Glorifies a Dancing Girl, Daria Melnikova, Columbia University

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Between Truth and Persuasion: Images and Historical Narration from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century
Thursday, 13 February, 10:30–12:00, Lobby Level – Continental B
Chairs: Alessandra Di Croce, Columbia University and Federica Soletta, Princeton University
Discussant: Alessandro Giardino, Saint Lawrence University
• The Signal Liberties of Copley’s The Death of Major Peirson, Nika Elder, American University
• Historical Inducements and the Pictorial Crusade of Francesco Hayez, Laura Watts Sommer, Daemen College
• Stefano Bardini’s Photo Archive, ‘il Bel Paese,’ and the Golden Age of Tuscan Art, Anita Moskowitz
• The Engraved Photograph as Architectural Evidence, Peter Sealy, University of Toronto

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Politics, Religion, and the Body: Artistic Production, Consumption, and Social Space in China
Thursday, 13 February, 10:30–12:00, 3rd Floor – Joliet Room

• Seeing and Unseeing: Visuality and Mind Games in Ming- Dynasty Arhat Painting, Einor K Cervone, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
• Gao Fenghan’s (1683–1749) Path to Eccentricity and the Growth of Epigraphical Writing in Early Qing Yangzhou, Yun- Chen Lu
• Billiards, Bicycles, and Charity Fairs: Courtesans Staging the Fashionable in Public Gardens in Semi-colonial Shanghai (1880s–1910s), Jinyi Liu, Bard Graduate Center
• From Dalian to Changchun: Official Art Exhibitions in Japanese-Manchuria, Gina Kim, University of California, San Diego

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Black Artists in the Early Modern Americas
Thursday, 13 February, 2:00–3:30, 3rd Floor – Wilford C
Chair: Rachel A Zimmerman, Colorado State University – Pueblo
• ‘The Head of a Hogshead’: Neptune Thurston and Enslaved Artistic Labor in British North America, Jennifer C. Van Horn, University of Delaware
• José Campeche, the 1797 British Attack on San Juan, and Portraiture in late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico, Emily K. Thames, Florida State University
• Collecting Fears: Paper Amulets in Brazil’s Malê Uprising, Angie M. Epifano, Yale University

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Historians of British Art
Past & Present: Britain and the Social History of Art
Thursday, 13 February, 2:00–3:30, 4th Floor – 4K
Chairs: Meredith J. Gamer, Columbia University and Esther Alice Chadwick, Courtauld Institute of Art
• Pictures Exchanged for Windows: Ruskin, Dilke, and Social History of Symbols, Andrei Pop, University of Chicago
• Gerard Baldwin Brown and the Origins of the Social History of Art in Great Britain, Barbara J. Larson, University of West Florida
• ‘It was, like any other period, a time of transition’: 1970s Britain and the ‘Native Art-Historical Journal’, Samuel Bibby, Association for Art History
• Islands of Art History, Douglas R. Fordham, University of Virginia

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International Art Market Studies
Market Data: Beyond Prices and Provenance
Thursday, 13 February, 2:00–3:30, 8th Floor – Lake Erie

Chairs: Diana Seave Greenwald, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Kim Oosterlinck, Université libre de Bruxelles
• What To Say When Trying To Sell Paintings: Text Models and Rhetoric Strategies in British and French Auction Sales Catalogues (1750–1820), Sandra Van Ginhoven, Getty Research Institute
• What To Say When Trying To Sell Paintings: Text Models and Rhetoric Strategies in British and French Auction Sales Catalogues (1750–1820), Matthew Lincoln, Carnegie Mellon University
• The (R)emigration of Jewish Art Dealers and the Shape of the German Art Market Scene: Approaching a Difficult Topic, Meike Hopp, ZI Munich
• Subversion in the Fine Print: ‘The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement’ at Auction, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Cornell University
• Conflict, Looting, and the Market in Mesopotamian Antiquities, Oya Topçuoğlu, Northwestern University

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Committee on Intellectual Property
Defining Open Access
Thursday, 13 February, 4:00–5:30, Lobby Level – Continental A
Chair: Anne Collins Goodyear
• What Open Access Principles Do We Need for Cultural Heritage?, Evelin Heidel, Independent
• How Open is Open Enough? Rationalizing Open Access at the Project Level, Mikka Gee Conway, J. Paul Getty Trust
• Two Sides of the Same Coin? Open Access and Fair Use, Anne M. Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
• Case Study: The Art and Architectural ePortal, Patricia J. Fidler, Yale University Press
• Sharing Digital Content through International Museum, Library, and Archives Networks Today: An IMLS Examination of Copyright’s Implications, Nancy Elaine Weiss, Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Shifting Tides: Visual Semantics in the Atlantic World, 1600–1900
Thursday, 13 February, 6:00–7:30pm, 3rd Floor – Williford A
• Cicero in the Land of Coatlicue: Renaissance Humanism in Colonial Mexico, JoAnna Reyes Walton, University of California, Los Angeles
• Dyer Beware: Processing Indigo and the Limits of Diagram, Colleen M. Stockmann
• Visual Histories of the Spanish Caribbean in the Age of the Enlightenment, Jennifer A Baez, Florida State University
• Potted Pre-Raphaelites: Britain’s Colonial Plant Trade and the Victorian Avant-Garde, Lindsay Wells, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Altered Terrains: Landscapes of Colonial America
Friday, 14 February, 8:30–10:00am, Lower Level – Salon C5
Chairs: Theresa Avila, CSU Channel Islands and Emmanuel Ortega, University of New Mexico
Discussant: Kirsten P. Buick, The University of New Mexico
• Social and Political Landscapes within European Colonial Maps, Theresa Avila, CSU Channel Islands
• The Invisible-Substantial-Presence of Painted Landscapes in Seventeenth-Century Cuzco, Natalia Vargas Márquez, University of Minnesota
• Decolonizing Aeriality in Colonial El Salvador: Indigenous Geospatial Knowledge in the “Descripcion Geografico-Moral de la Diocesis de Goathemala,” 1768–70, Carlos Anílber Rivas, University of Los Angeles
• The Mexican Picturesque: Nineteenth-Century Sentimentality and the Visual Construction of the Nation, Emmanuel Ortega, University of New Mexico

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Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Undergraduate Research – Poster Presentations, Part 2
Friday, 14 February, 2:00–3:30, Lower Level Lobby
Chair: Alexa K. Sand, Utah State University
• At the Pleasure of the Pharaoh: Decoding the Reliefs of the Medinet Habu Eastern High Gate, Chloe Jayne Landis
• The Case of Der hammer: Aesthetic Influences on Art and Culture in the Yiddish Communist Press, Goldie Gross
• Mapping Social and Spatial Encounters in Eighteenth-Century Venice, Noah Scott Michaud, Wired! Lab . . .

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Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender
Early Modern Women in the Streets? Women’s Visibility in the Public Sphere
Friday, 14 February, 2:00–3:30, Lower Level – Salon C5
Chair: Maria F. Maurer, University of Tulsa
• Bitter Tears, Carnal Traces: Female Poets at Michelangelo’s Funeral, Laura C. Agoston, Trinity University
• Visibility and Enclosure in the Vida of the Painter and Nun, Estefanía de la Encarnación (ca. 1597–1665), Tanya J. Tiffany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Asserting Female Agency in the Spanish Colonies: Doña Rosalía de Medina and the Confraternity of Saint Rosalía in Eighteenth-Century Cuenca, Isabel Oleas-Mogollon, Independent

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Objects from Elsewhere: Transcultural Constructions of Identity
Saturday, 15 February, 8:30–10:00am, 3rd Floor – Private Dining Room 2

Chairs: Robert Wellington and Alex Thomas Burchmore, Australian National University
• Between Imperial Self-Fashioning and Military Alliance: The Gift of a Turquoise Glass Bowl from Persia to the Republic of Venice, Negar Sarah Rokhgar, Rutgers University
• Art and Science in the Palace of the Empress Dowager: An Investigation of the Ningshou Gong Display Archives from the Kangxi Reign (1661–1722), Joyce Yusi Zhou, Bard Graduate Center
• Framing Self/Other Relations through Curatorial Strategies of Containment and Classification in Eighteenth-Century Porcelain Display, Alex Thomas Burchmore, Australian National University

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Sensual Texts, Material Histories: Language in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 15 February, 10:30–12:00, 3rd Floor – Joliet Room

Chair: Elizabeth Bacon Eager, Southern Methodist University
• Composing Type, Throwing Pigments: The Revolutionary Potential of Marbling in Early America, Jennifer Chuong
• Giambattista Bodoni’s Abstract Types: The Role of ‘Exotic’ Writing Systems, Craig D. Eliason, University of St. Thomas
• Making and Writing the Romain du Roi Typeface, Sarah Simpson Grandin, Harvard University
• Worshiping Myriad Gods for Longevity: Carved Lacquer Boxes with the Qianlong Emperor’s Religious Pantheons and Scripture Offerings, Zhenpeng Zhan, Sun Yat-sen University

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The Fragmented Self: Objects from Elsewhere and the Search for New Identities
Saturday, 15 February, 10:30–12:00, 3rd Floor – Private Dining Room 2
Chairs: Robert Wellington, Australian National University, and Alex Thomas Burchmore, Australian National University
• Carlos Villa: Trans-Pacific Imaginaries in Filipino American Art, Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut
• From Modernism to Transculturalism: Reclaiming African Sculptures as Found Objects in Contemporary Art, Lisa S. Wainwright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
• ‘Connected and Interwoven’: Transculturality and the Performance of Identity in the Mughal Court of Awadh, Monica Anke Hahn, Community College of Philadelphia
• The ‘Cosey Corner’: The American New Woman’s Exotic Imaginary, Sarah Wheat, University of Michigan

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Seeking Narrative Justice: Idiosyncrasies and Contradictions of Black Body Representation
Saturday, 15 February, 4:00–5:30, Lower Level – Salon C6

• Aesthetics of Abolition in Late Eighteenth-Century England, Alyssa M Fridgen, Independent
• Tethering the Flag: Visual Aesthetics of Black Citizenship in the U.S., Nnaemeka Ekwelum, Northwestern University
• Becoming (Un)Masked: Semiotics of Identification in Nick Cave’s Hye-Dyve (2017), Cristina Albu, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Symposium | The Archaeology of Free African Americans

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 23, 2020

Upcoming at BGC:

Revealing Communities: The Archaeology of Free African Americans in the Nineteenth Century
Bard Graduate Center, New York, 7 February 2020

Archaeology students excavating in the area of the Wilson family house, Seneca Village, Central Park, NYC, 2011 (Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History; photograph by Herbert Seignoret).

This symposium will bring together scholars who have worked on nineteenth-century free African American communities. Speakers will discuss how they have approached studying these communities, many of which were bulwarks in the abolition and early civil rights movements and places where residents formed positive social connections both within and across racial lines. Yet, these important communities have been largely left out of mainstream history. Presenters will explain what their research reveals about these communities and will collectively discuss what these communities, in turn, might reveal to us about living in our own divided time. The symposium is free; registration information is available here.


Each talk is scheduled for twenty minutes; each session will conclude with Q&A and discussion.

9.00  Peter N. Miller (Bard Graduate Center), Welcome

9.05  Meredith B. Linn (Bard Graduate Center), Introduction

9.20  First Morning Session
• Michael J. Gall (Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc.), Public and Private: Identity Construction and Free African American Life in Central Delaware, 1770s–1820s
• Christopher N. Matthews (Montclair State University), A Creole Synthesis: Archaeology of the Mixed Heritage Silas Tobias Site in Setauket, New York
• Christopher Lindner (Bard College), Germantown’s Parsonage: Centering Spirituality in a Nineteenth-Century African American Community

10.40  Coffee Break

11.00  Second Morning Session
• Joan H. Geismar (Archaeological Consultant), Skunk Hollow and Weeksville: Comparing Two Nineteenth-Century African American Communities
• Rebecca Yamin (Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.), The Lives and Times of Josiah and Joshua Eddy, Barbers and AME Church Ministers in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
• Meredith B. Linn (Bard Graduate Center), Nan A. Rothschild (Barnard College and Columbia University), Diana diZerega Wall (City College and the City University of New York), Seneca Village: New Insights about a Forgotten Nineteenth-Century African American Community

12.20  Response by Whitney Battle-Baptiste (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

12.40  Lunch Break

1.40  First Afternoon Session
• Nedra K. Lee (University of Massachusetts Boston), Hiding in Plain Sight: Critical Race Theory and the Use of Space at the Ransom and Sarah Williams Farmstead, Manchaca, Texas
• Christopher Fennell (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Resilience and Racism in a Nineteenth-Century American Heartland: New Philadelphia and the Vagaries of Prejudice
• Christopher P. Barton (Francis Marion University), ‘Stretching the Soup with a Little Water’: Race, Class, and Improvisation at the Black Community of Timbuctoo, New Jersey

3.00  Coffee Break

3.20  Second Afternoon Session
• Allison McGovern (VHB Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, and Geology, PC), ‘We Know Who We Are’: The Politics of Heritage and Preservation in East Hampton’s ‘Historically Black’ Communities
• Paul R. Mullins (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), Civility and Citizenship: Narrating Free Black Heritage and Materiality
• Matthew M. Palus (The Ottery Group and the University of Maryland), Cultural Resource Management Perspectives on African American Struggle with Heritage in Metropolitan Washington, DC

4.40  Response by Alexandra Jones (Archaeology in the Community)

5.00  Reception

This event will be livestreamed. Please check back to the BGC page on the day of the event for a link to the video. To watch videos of past events please visit our YouTube page.

ASECS 2020, Saint Louis Art Museum Workshop

Posted in conferences (to attend), on site, opportunities by Editor on December 16, 2019

John Greenwood, Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam, ca.1752–58, oil on bed ticking, 38 × 75 inches
(Saint Louis Art Museum)

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In conjunction with the 2020 meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in St. Louis, 19–21 March, Amy Torbert and Brittany Luberda are organizing a pre-conference workshop at the Saint Louis Art Museum. A draft program for the conference is now available from ASECS, and I’ll post sessions of particular relevance for art historians here after the new year. Conference registration details are also now available. CH

Introduction to Saint Louis Art Museum Eighteenth-Century Collections
Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 1:00–5:00pm

Applications due by 31 December 2019

The pre-conference workshop will consist of dialogues among curators, field experts, and attendees on topics including global encounter, intermateriality, politics of empire, social histories, production processes, and curating the eighteenth century. These conversations will be held in the galleries in front of highlights such as colonial silver, European porcelain, Chinese bronzes and exportware, Peruvian textiles, and paintings including John Greenwood’s Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam (ca.1752–58) and François-André Vincent’s Arria and Paetus (1784). The event will include the opportunity to study works from storage rarely on view and to visit the Print Study Room.

Scholars and curators of all disciplines are invited to register. As numbers are limited due to spatial constraints, please apply by sending a brief email describing your interest, along with any questions you may have, to eighteenthcenturyatslam@gmail.com by 31 December 2019. Confirmed participants will be contacted by the workshop organizers, Amy Torbert (Saint Louis Art Museum) and Brittany Luberda (Baltimore Museum of Art), by 20 January 2020.

The workshop will be held at the Museum on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, from 1:00–5:00pm. Participants must arrange their own transportation. The Museum is a 30-minute drive from the airport and a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Contact information will be provided to the participants to facilitate sharing of Uber, Lyft or other transportation.